Fremantle Ball 2016

Thank you to all who contributed to the Fremantle Ball 2016 on Friday, 29 July.

Together we raised an incredible $65,000 for the Fund for Children and Young People and the ongoing capacity of the Fremantle Foundation.


We’ve shared more photographs from the night through our Facebook page.  

Thank you to our Event Sponsors, Table Sponsors and Auction Sponsors

The night could not have been a success without the support and generosity from everyone in attendance and the kind donations from fantastic local businesses.


Food and Beverage Sponsors

Thank you to all of our food and beverage sponsors for contributing to an appetising night ahead of us: Plantagenet Wines, Little Creatures Brewing, Linley Valley Pork / Craig Mostyn Group, Sealanes / Global Seafood Distributors, Angelina’s Biscotti, La Paleta and Galati & Sons.  


And of course, we’d like to thank the stars of the evening – our fabulous entertainment.

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Introducing the Impact100 Fremantle 2016 shortlist:

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Camera Story – See the Whole World in Fremantle
Camera Story was established for the public charitable purpose of promoting visual arts, particularly photography, by, without limitation, educating people in the visual arts and promoting their work through establishing educational and promotional digital networks. See the Whole World in Fremantle aims to unite the greater Fremantle area by sharing stories through imagery and celebrating them in public space. A purpose-built mobile workshop and exhibition space will move throughout Fremantle with free creative photography workshops and a portrait studio. A mobile app will also be created to support the sharing of one’s photo stories. The public will be engaged to share their story through the two mediums and all photos will be collated into a digital archive for a public art exhibition in Fremantle. This project connects the Fremantle community through shared narratives, creative and accessible participation in community art and public space engagement and sharing skills and promoting photography by utilising modern technology to display the community curated visual archive documenting the stories of people in Fremantle.

Cultural Corridors – Eldership
Cultural Corridors aims to promote a unifying dialogue sitting within the space that lies between Western and Indigenous world views. This project plans to develop a Noongar Eldership in the Fremantle area with initiatives such as cultural and language revival, vocational education and training and building understanding of Noongar culture among Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals. A series of educative, creative and business opportunities would be available for all, such as Cultural Economies Business Training and Storytelling. These workshops will provide skills training and offer insight into the Noongar culture. The Fremantle community and visitors can then engage with the essence of the Noongar culture though the people, their stories, knowledge and wisdom.

DADAA – Dance Hall
DADAA is a non-profit community arts and cultural development organisation focusing on creating significant positive social change with targeted arts and cultural programs. Dance Hall is a project aiming to reduce social isolation by addressing social connection and facilitating interaction. Weekly dance workshops will be held for the young, ageing, people with an experience of mental illness or disability, LGBTQI individuals and the wider community. Dance classes lead to a fortnightly dance consisting of a one-hour crash course and a main dance that is split equally between group and duo dances. An old-style, yesteryear dance hall can evoke nostalgia while playing and having fun.

Fremantle Men’s Community Shed
Fremantle Men’s Community Shed is a non-profit organisation that evolved from an idea that men in the Fremantle area could benefit from having a “tooled up” shared shed facility to work on personal or community projects. The Shed will implement a 32×5 week specifically designed Shed based workshops over a 24-months period, focusing on working with wood and mental and social interaction. Partnerships will be drawn up with four target groups consisting of vulnerable youth, refugee men and women and persons living with mental illness. This project aims to create a non-judgemental positive environment that optimises interaction while building competence and confidence and moving towards re-engagement back into the community through collegiate support and achievement.

Lifting Horizons – Night Hoops Youth Engagement Project
Lifting Horizons is a harm prevention charity that creates, runs and sources social inclusion and engagement projects to protect youth at risk from harm and support their positive choices to break the cycle of disadvantage. The Night Hoops Youth Engagement Project aims to engage at-risk or disengaged young people and offer safe and constructive activities and pathways on Saturday nights, where anti-social behaviour is at its peak, over the course of 48 weeks in 2017 to 2018. With food and transport provided, Night Hoops includes basketball, life skills workshops and engagement with cultural mentors and local volunteers. With the added opportunity for five participants to compete in a tournament and take part in a cultural exchange in Singapore.

MOMO – Creating Connections/Talking Objects
The Museum of Moving Objects (MOMO) Inc. is a non-profit organisation that provides informal and lively interpretation of the Western Australia history through object driven workshops, exhibition and collaborative projects with a mobile museum that brings history and archaeology to life in schools and communities. The Creating Connections/Talking Objects project aims to engage and celebrate the history and contribution of the aged care communities of Fremantle, connecting them together with each other, the youth and their community environment. It is made up of “Creating connections through objects” which is an object-driven interactive workshop that connects the elderly and participating local school children through social history workshop and “My object, my story” which tells history stories through videos in unusual public spaces in Fremantle. It gives the silent elderly generation a voice and connects the young and old together to create a culture of respect.

Perth Symphony Orchestra – “Big Play Big Sing”
Perth Symphony Orchestra aims to bring about a music revolution in Western Australia and getting the widest possible involved by bringing world-class music to communities. The “Big Play Big Sing” project provides an opportunity for community members who have once learned an instrument or sung to do it again. Workshops and sectional rehearsals will be conducted with principal musicians with simple versions of the score for participants. This will lead to a mass orchestra and mass choir at a community concert in Fremantle. “Big Play Big Song” will bring people together through music and performance.

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How would you use $100,000 to create a culture of connection in Fremantle? EOI Workshops 9 & 16 May

This year Impact100 Fremantle is asking – How do we create a culture of connection?

We are encouraging everyone with a creative idea or successful current program to apply for the Major Grant of $100,000

Impact100 Fremantle 2016 EOI Workshops

We are holding two EOI Workshops to help applicants prepare a submission. At the workshop you will:

  • have the chance to talk to us about your idea
  • learn more about the application process
  • learn from previously successful applications
  • develop and prepare your EOI submission

Please RSVP using the links below. 

Impact100 Fremantle 2016 EOI Workshop 1

Monday 9th May
12.30pm – 2.30pm
Fremantle Chamber of Commerce
16 Phillimore Street

RSVP to workshop #1 by clicking here

Impact100 Fremantle 2016 EOI Workshop 2

Monday 16th May
12.30pm – 2.30pm
Fremantle Chamber of Commerce
16 Phillimore Street

RSVP to workshop #2 by clicking here

Impact100 Fremantle 2016 – How do we create a culture of connection?

We are inviting submissions for creative projects that enrich our community and public spaces with joy and inspiration.

We encourage initiatives that have strong collaboration to achieve this outcome.

While creativity is a key theme this year, we are open to submissions from any area of social impact.

We are open to all ideas. Initiatives may create a culture of connection through:

  • activities – such as the arts, cultural or health based programs
  • demographics – such as young people, the aged or by gender, racial or cultural grounds
  • causes – such as mental wellbeing, homelessness or social isolation.

If your organisation are interested in applying for Impact100 Fremantle 2016 please Click Here to download an Expression of Interest Form for more information. 

The closing deadline for EOI Applications is 5pm, 5 June 2016.

For more information about Impact100 Fremantle visit


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Introducing our Fremantle Ball Event Partners for 2016

With less than three months to go until the Fremantle Ball 2016, we’re getting excited!

Get your table together, brush off your dancing shoes and get ready for a fun-filled night celebrating community spirit in Fremantle.

We’re keen to introduce our Event Partners for the Fremantle Ball 2016, together we’re committed to making a great night for you to enjoy.

Click Here to lean more about the Fremantle Ball 2016.

Book your ‘We Love Freo’ table of 10 now!

Meet our Fremantle Ball Event Partners:

We’re thrilled to have Liv Apartments on board as an Event Partner for the Fremantle Ball 2016.

The sod was officially turned in January on Defence Housing Australia’s new apartment and commercial space in the heart of Fremantle’s East End and already Liv Apartments are embracing community spirit in Fremantle and supporting the Fremantle Foundation’s Fremantle Ball 2016.

The name “liv” is the Danish word for life, it is derived from the Old Norse “lif” which means shelter or protection. The contemporary architecture of the apartments which features vertical lines, solid shapes and choice of neutral colours, echoes minimalism and functionality.

Liv Apartments will deliver long-lasting benefits to the current and future residents of Fremantle.

The project is a multi-storey development comprising 166 apartments with commercial and retail space to include a cafe, restaurant and/or bar.

When complete the development will become home to approximately 300 people, including private residents and Defence members.

It will also feature an expansive courtyard, helping to create more usable public open space in this up-and-coming area, which is currently experiencing a raft of new investment.

This development offers buyers the opportunity to live in the heart of this thriving port community with everything the city has to offer, from its smorgasbord of cafes, restaurants and bars, to its historical attractions, arts/culture, university, beach and harbour, right on the doorstep.

To learn more about Liv Apartments head to:

We’ve enjoyed the hospitality at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges since the inception of the annual Fremantle Ball so we’re delighted to announce they are an official Event Partner of the 2016 Fremantle Ball.

Located in the heart of Fremantle the team at Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges love Fremantle as much as we do, offering 300 guest rooms and suites, resort style facilities, restaurants, bars and WA’s third largest convention and exhibition facility.

Since purchasing the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges in January 2013, owners Primewest and Management Company Rydges Hotels & Resorts have committed to engaging with the Fremantle community.

One lucky table on the night will walk away with a table to the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges 2016 Combined Christmas Party!

Watch this space for more exciting opportunities from the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges to make your Fremantle Ball the best night ever…

Tangelo Creative are longtime supporters of the Fremantle Foundation and it is with great pleasure they return as an Event Partner for the Fremantle Ball in 2016.

A Fremantle-based design agency specialising in corporate branding and design for print, signage and the web, Tangelo are not only an Event Partner but also responsible for designing our incredible Fremantle Ball poster!

Want to become an Event Partner?

There are still opportunities for your business to become an Event Partner.

If you’re interested in discussing this great opportunity to market your business, help support the community and enjoy a fabulous night, contact us.

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Impact100 Fremantle 2015 finalist, Nick Maisey nominated for WA Volunteering Award

Nick Maisey, Founder and Director of Befriend – one of our Imapct100 Fremantle Finalists in 2015 – has been nominated for People’s Choice at the WA Volunteering Awards. Congratulations Nick!

Nick started Befriend in 2009 with a sausage sizzle in the park and a vision to create a society where everyone feels included and belongs, regardless of who they are. Six years later, Befriend has grown into a community of more than 4,200 people with greater connection in Perth.

If you would like to vote for Nick – CLICK HERE.


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Impact100 Fremantle 2016 has LAUNCHED!

Last Thursday, 100+ members of the Fremantle community gathered to launch Impact100 Fremantle for another year of high impact giving.

We are excited to announce the FOCUS for 2016…

This year we ask:


EOI Applications Now Open

If your organisation are interested in applying for Impact100 Fremantle 2016 please Click Here to download an Expression of Interest Form for more information.

Please note there is an EOI Workshop scheduled for Monday 9 May, 2016.

The closing deadline for EOI applications is 5pm, 5 June 2016.


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2016 LAUNCH: Impact100 Fremantle


After a record-breaking Impact100 Fremantle last year, we are thrilled to invite you to be involved in Impact100 Fremantle for 2016.

The launch event if a great opportunity to learn more about the Impact100 Fremantle experience.

Come along, bring your friends, family and colleagues and help us launch Impact100 Fremantle.

All are welcome.

The bigger our circle grows, the greater impact we can have.

Thursday, 7 April 2016
Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle

FREE: Nibbles will be provided.

Click here to RSVP by Thursday, 31 March 2016

We will hear an inspiring update from our 2015 winners Renee and Jess, from Growing Change, and announce our theme for 2016.


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Growing Change Busy Bee


Our Impact100 Fremantle major grant recipients for 2016, Growing Change, have begun transforming their unused bowling green into the Fremantle Social Farm.

Last Saturday, a group of Impact100 Fremantle donors kindly lent their time and got their hands dirty to help Growing Change do some weeding, pruning and general tidying of the site.

We can’t wait to see the transformation unfold in the coming months.

If you’re interested in helping Growing Change at future Busy Bees please email:


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Save the Date: Fremantle Ball 2016


Put Friday, 29 July 2016 in your diary and tell your friends – the annual Fremantle Ball returns for another fabulous evening celebrating community spirit and compassion in Fremantle. Money raised from the Fremantle Ball will go towards the Fund for Children and Young People.

To register your interest for a table of 10 and make sure you don’t miss out, email:

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Befriend Summer Sessions

One of our Impact100 Fremantle 2015 Finalists Befriend are kickstarting summer with a series of free events, Befriend Summer Sessions!

Befriend Summer Sessions are casual social gatherings on Sunday afternoons at various parks around Perth.

There’ll be a local musician playing an acoustic set for your entertainment, and a couple of Befirend volunteers cooking up a BBQ, so you can snack on a hotdog for a gold coin donation.

Summer Sessions are a great way to get out and about on a Sunday afternoon, meet some new people, and get your year off to a sunny start!

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